Monday, 23 August 2010

Joseph status for Gophers Canadian Tour remains uncertain

6'3" guard Devoe Joseph from Pickering, ON, who had a tremendous sophomore season with the Golden Gophers but sustained an injury while playing with Canada's national program this summer, may not be available to Minnesota when they meet three top Canada West teams this coming weekend in British Columbia.  The Gophers will welcome back one of their top big men to the lineup however.

Mbakwe practices with Gophers, Joseph still out

Gophers junior forward Trevor Mbakwe practiced for the first time today since he was reinstated to the basketball program this month.

University of Minnesota athletics director Joel Maturi lifted Mbakwe's suspension Aug. 12 after Mbakwe agreed to a pretrial intervention program that, on completion, will result in felony assault charges against him in Miami being dropped. Mbakwe was suspended for the 2009-10 season pending the outcome of the case.

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This article from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune claims that Joseph will not be available for the trip

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